Inclusion in STEM: Challenges for Education in Engineering


  • Carina Soledad González-González University of La Laguna



engineering education, inclusion, diversity, equity, gender


It is a great pleasure to contribute some words to the discussion on Engineering Education and to add some topics such as the inclusion, diversity, and equity as challenges that the area is facing. Also, thanks to the International Journal of Engi-neering Pedagogy (iJEP) and its editor in-chief, Matthias Utesch as well as to the collaboration between the IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy), IAOE (International Association of Online Engineering) and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), in particular, to the IEEE Education Society for their contributions to the education in Engineering discipline.

Author Biography

Carina Soledad González-González, University of La Laguna

Carina S. González is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture Technology at the Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of the University of La La-guna (Spain). Carina is a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2001) by the University of La Laguna and a Ph.D. in Social Science and Education (2020) by the University of Huelva (Spain). Bachelor in Computer Science (1995) by the National University of Northeast (Argentina), certified as Computer Engineering by the Spanish Ministry of Education (1999). She is also certified in “Early Childhood Technology” by the Tufts University (USA). She is the head of the research group Interaction, ICT, and Education (ITED). Carina is Chair of the Digital Culture of the University of La Laguna. She has been Director of the Innovation and Educational Technology (2011; 2015-2019). For more than 20 years, her research has focused on the field of Infor-matics applied to Education and Human-Computer Interaction (Intelligent Tutorial Systems, Adaptive and Customizable Interfaces, Educational Video Games, Gamifi-cation in Education, e-learning, digital culture), participating in different research projects and publishing widely on these topics. She was co-chair of the conference IEEE EDUCON 2018 (Engineering Education Conference) organized by IEEE educa-tion Society among other international conferences. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education and edited several special issues of IEEE-RITA (Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje) of Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society. Also, she is Senior member of IEEE.




How to Cite

González-González, C. S. (2020). Inclusion in STEM: Challenges for Education in Engineering. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 10(6), pp. 4–6.



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